Emerson Electric Co. acquired ALCO in 1967. Today, former Alco products are manufactured by the Emerson Climate Technologies Flow Controls Division under the Emerson brand. Emerson's main emphasis has been on technical advances and new products in the field from which it took its original name: "Automatic Liquid Controls" for the refrigeration and air conditioning industries. Emerson is now aggressively developing control devices for new industrial and electronic markets. Hundreds of customers representing highly diversified companies throughout the world use Emerson valve, control and system protector products.